As we gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving to give thanks GLAAD asks you to remember those LGBT-supportive faith communities who are doing the work of justice in the world. This week the Raleigh News Observer brought us a story this week of Pullen Baptist Church. The church voted unanimously to discontinue performing legal weddings in the church building until all couples are able to have their marriages recognized by the state of North Carolina.
Google announced Friday that it will significantly increase health coverage for its U.S. transgender employees. The company, with its longstanding history of supporting equality, recognizes the need for broad-based coverage that includes all employees regardless of gender identity or expression.
Military service member, Army Captain Stephen Hill, spoke candidly with the Associated Press (AP) last week about his video question about ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in a 2011 Republican Debate (for which he was booed by the audience) and the supportive reaction of his military superiors.
UPDATE: Tribune Media has now apologized for a column, in which Cal Thomas used the Penn State child abuse scandal to make misleading claims against lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals, based on false and outdated stereotypes.
Iowa state Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal on Thursday promised to block debate on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban marriage equality in the state. Gronstal said, “People’s rights should not be put to a popular vote [...] We didn’t put the right to go to a school in your neighborhood to a vote of the people of Iowa.”
As part of a national conversation about anti-gay bullying and harassment, parents and students are standing up to say there is no room for dangerous bullying behavior in our schools. Students should be able to have relationships of trust and mutual respect with their guidance counselors, something that ex-coach Pat Lynch clearly violated with his reckless decision to distribute the “Hurt Feelings Report.”
On Sunday, November 20, the West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board will be hosting an event to commemorate the 13th Transgender Day of Remembrance from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the West Hollywood/Los Angeles area. The theme of the event is "We Are The Change" and will feature a number of guest speakers and performers.